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The effect of psychosocial stress on health has been a central focus area of public health research. However, progress has been limited due a to lack of wearable sensors that can provide robust measures of stress in the field. In this paper, we present a wireless sensor suite called AutoSense that collects and processes cardiovascular, respiratory, and(More)
A prospective study of 104 patients was undertaken to determine the frequency of severe heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients receiving either bovine lung or porcine mucosal heparin. One of 54 patients randomized to receive bovine heparin and two of 50 patients randomized to receive porcine heparin developed heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (platelet(More)
While evidenced-based guidelines promote glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) targets <7.0% in order to reduce the long-term risk of diabetic complications, many individuals with type 2 diabetes do not achieve these targets. Fear of hypoglycemia provides a major barrier to improving blood glucose control as a result of delayed insulin initiation and failure to(More)
Buccal mucosal cancer (BMC) is a multifactorial disease with poorly defined genetic profile and prognosis due to late detection stage and unavailability of reliable prognostic markers. To identify aberrant transcriptional events, we employed high throughput RNA-Seq analysis of BMC and normal tissue. Comparative transcriptome analysis with Cufflinks revealed(More)
Pancreatic endocrine neoplasms are rare pancreatic tumours that may occur sporadically or as part of inherited syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia-1 syndrome, von Recklinghausen disease, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome and tuberous sclerosis complex. Recent advances in the genetics and pathology of hereditary syndromes have provided valuable insights(More)
Diabetes is a debilitating chronic illness having multiple impacts on physical and mental well-being of patients. When treating chronic conditions like diabetes, psychosocial aspects and quality of life (QoL) have to be considered; however, these receive less attention due to various reasons. Patients with diabetic complications have increased levels of(More)
AIMS To determine the effects on quality of life after starting insulin with, or switching to, insulin analogue therapies in the 24-week, prospective, non-interventional, observational A(1)chieve study conducted across four continents in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was assessed at baseline and at 24 weeks by(More)